Rhetoric and Composition/Modes of Writing


This section of the Wiki will investigate the several modes of writing. It will give helpful hints to instructors on what and how to teach these modes of writing with examples, past assignments, and prior exercises that helped fellow instructors effectively teach these modes.


Description is the process by which a writer describes things he or she senses in order to evoke those same senses in the reader.


Narration is the act of telling a story in writing.


Exposition is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.


Evaluation is a type of writing intended to critique a given subject according to a set of criteria.


Argumentation is meant to defend a certain point of view through writing.